[cvsnt] --lf obsolete?

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Thu Aug 31 18:29:46 BST 2006

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Yongwei Wu wrote:
> -kL has two problems. 1) It does not persist: after the keyword
> expansion of a commit, the file returns to DOS line ending.
It does, as do all expansion options.

> 2) It does
> not work with a vanilla CVS server.

Not really an issue I can do anything about.

--lf doesn't either - it's vanilla CVS servers that suffer the 
corruption issues (back when I first started using CVS we managed to 
trash an entire project by someone doing that - took me 2 days to 
recover everything and were still finding the odd corruption issue weeks 

Wanting to handle such files is such a rare case anyway then it's not 
really an issue.  Software that runs on windows will handle cr/lf 
because that's how windows works.. it's a pretty rare case that anything 
will actually require these options - they're there for those that need 
them though.  It's probably more likely that you'd need to use -k+D on a 
unix server to preserve a DOS file than go the other way around.


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